USA: Justice Ginsburg Thinks Marriage Equality Shows the Genius of the Constitution

Written by scott on September 7th, 2013

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks the fight over marriage equality hilights the genius of the US Constitution.

The Washington Post reports:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently officiated at a friend’s same-sex wedding, told a Philadelphia audience Friday that growing acceptance of gay marriage reflects the “genius” of the U.S. Constitution. Ginsburg said equality has always been central to the Constitution, even if society has only applied it to minorities – be they women, blacks or gays – over time. “So I see the genius of our Constitution, and of our society, is how much more embracive we have become than we were at the beginning,” Ginsburg said in a far-ranging discussion of her work at the National Constitution Center, steps from the nation’s founding at Independence Hall.

Now if only it could invoke its genius a little more…

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